College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Department
BS in Biomedical Engineering
This project report provides a description of the progress made in the development of a fluid delivery system for a microfluidic cell culture on a chip. The system is intended to be used in a humidified incubator in a university laboratory and the fluid delivery system is required to exist and operate within that incubator for extended periods of time. Therefore, the system will be gravity-driven and contain no electronic components. The key specification of the system is to provide fluid flow at a constant velocity.
After manufacturing and testing the device, all specifications were met except for the fluid velocity remaining constant over extended periods of time. This report will go into detail on the results of the tests that passed and why this specification was not met during testing, as well as future recommendations for this system.